Paris is one of my two favorite teas from Harney & Sons (the other being Indian Nimbu). Before I placed my most recent order with Harney, my youngest daughter had asked me if I had any “Paris” teas, and this was the tea that immediately came to mind, so I was sure to put a sample package of the tea in my cart when I placed my order a couple of weeks ago. So my youngest and I are enjoying a cup of Paris this evening!
This cup reminds me of just how superior the loose leaf is to the sachets. Having visited Myrtle’s tea room several times in the past few months, this tea (in sachet form) is the tea that I always order because I prefer sachet to loose leaf when I am at the tea room. Why? Because they used to brew the tea loose in the tea pot – which is what you’re supposed to do, I know! – but since there was always at least 3 or 4 cups worth of liquid infusing when the tea brewed, the loose tea remained in the teapot while I would enjoy my tea time at Myrtle’s, and while the first cup would be splendid, the second cup was less so, and by the time I got to my third cup, it was so bitter I couldn’t enjoy it. So I learned very quickly that it was best to order sachet teas which I could easily remove from the teapot when the tea was brewed to perfetion when I had tea time at Myrtle’s. (Trust me, tea time at Myrtle’s is worth overlooking this little issue.) And since Paris was offered in Sachet form, this was the tea that I would order.
But this cup of tea is better than the tea that I usually drink at Myrtle’s … I can definitely notice a difference. Oh, the tea is still nice at Myrtle’s (but really, I go to Myrtle’s for the ambiance and the food rather than the tea, which I can brew better at home), but, this is superior.
And ahhh! I love it.